help me sort out my goals and things please
so I'm pretty new to this whole fitness thing. I've been going to classes at my gym for 7 months where we do body weight exercises and some free weights stuff. everything else, I don't really know anything about. basically I need layman's terms here. think fitness for dummies, lol. I've been eating at a deficit for the…
getting lightheaded while deadlifting
so yeah. is that normal/common? it doesn't happen with any other exercises I do (squat, bench, overhead press, bentover row), just deadlift. I always have a protein smoothie before the gym so I don't think it's a needing to eat issue. if it's relevant, I'm a 31 year old female, 110lbs, been doing stronglifts 5x5 for 4.5…
30lbs lost :)
so all my life I had been naturally petite and slim, could eat whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted, without gaining a pound if I tried. however, after being put on an atypical antipsychotic, which cause something called metabolic syndrome which results in weight gain, especially around the waist, among other things, I…
overhead press plateau
first off let me explain why I'm not even doing this exercise with the olympic barbell yet. if you don't care why, move along past this paragraph: I had a session with a personal trainer to go over form with me for the exercises included in the stronglifts 5x5 program. he actually wanted me to put off starting it for 6-7…
why do I have so many issues logging recipes?
I can't seem to find any threads about this which amazes me because since joining the site a few days ago I've been having endless problems getting my recipes to log. sometimes it works fine other times it just won't do it. I've opened up the recipe builder in a different tab, entered the exact same ingredients as in the…
working out on your period?
so I was super stoked for gym day today because yesterday I noticed I was finding things easier and then today everything was harder! I ate the same amount as always so it's nothing to do with not having enough fuel. I slept pretty well last night so it's not fatigue. all I can think is maybe it's due to being on my…
30 days on MFP
today marks 30 days using this website and eating at a deficit. I've lost 11 pounds, with 14 more to go till I hit my pre-weight-gain weight. I've learned a lot and look forward to continuing to improve my body and confidence. here's a comparison of pics I took when I first started and now. you can see a tiny improvement…
how many more calories is maintenance than losing?
is there a way for me to know what the margin of error between the amount of calories MFP tells me to eat to lose weight vs. how many it would tell me to eat to maintain my weight, other than going in and messing around with all my numbers then going in and changing it back again? is there a general approximate amount for…
how much muscle weight should I expect to gain?
so I know how much I weighed prior to gaining weight, and starting to work out and eat better. but I also know we gain weight from gaining muscle so I need to know realistically what weight I should be expecting to get back down to - is it minimal enough to aim for the same weight I was at before, or should I be happy at 5…
getting stricter with my diet
hey everyone, I just started using this site a couple days ago. so far it is immensely frustrating lol. anyway, just thought I'd say hello. :)